The pomp and splendour associated with Indian marriages were all present, as an Italian couple tied the nuptial knots here. The entire wedding ceremony was performed according to the Hindu rituals, and both the bride and the groom were seen seeking blessings from the elders. The only aberration was the fact that the Italian nationals – Ottavio Maurizio, 55, and Vincenza Ganenza, 48, both from the Mediterranean island of Sicily – were Christians.
The wedding was performed yesterday in the Kalinga Ashram at Amunia village on the city outskirts. More than one hundred people, including 15 relatives of the bride and the groom who came from Italy, enjoyed the marriage feast in the ashram. There were 15 items that included rice, dal, curd, mixed vegetable curry, salad and kheer.
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